TOURCODE 56935 (FTB-2) Description
Nestled in the Hmong village of Long Lao Mai, the Eco Bungalow is a private retreat that combines adventure with cultural exchange. Trek through verdant mountains, take in the splendor of Kuang Si waterfall and learn about Laos’ fascinating diverse ethnic culture and visit the Lao Buffalo Dairy farm. At the end of the day, relax in the privacy of your own Bungalow built by volunteers through the Tiger Trail "Fair Trek" initiative. Your experience becomes part of a larger picture where diverse people work to improve local life.
Join in prices from 165
DAY 01 Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall – Long Lao Mai Fair Trek Bungalow (L/D)
We’ll bring you from Luang Prabang to the fascinating Lao Buffalo dairy farm that produces cheese and a range of delicious dairy products. The diary provides income and a sustainable future for the Lao people involved. Learn how to milk a Buffalo, cuddle a Buffalo for the perfect selfie and try some incredible ice cream. The Buffalo may be the stars of the show but the playful pigs, chickens and cute rabbits are also plenty of fun for the young and young at heart!
We then continue to the famous Kuang Si waterfall, the start of your 2-day leisurely journey to the Eco Bungalow. The waterfall is a hidden oasis amidst a tropical jungle, its waters a magical azure hue from the fall’s limestone ledges. Here you’ll also visit the Bear Rescue Center, a rescue sanctuary run by a non-profit organization.
After lunch, you’ll go on a scenic 3-hour trek to the village of Long Lao Mai. When you arrive, your guide will give you a tour of the village. Introduce yourself to the local people, learn a few words of the Hmong language or get a pickup game of football going with the village children. Later, feel free to unwind in the comfort of your Bungalow. Dinner is served on the sala outside under the stars, prepared by the villagers.
DAY 02 Long Lao Mai – Luang Prabang (B, L optional)
Start off the day with breakfast prepared by villagers. Your guide will tell you more about Hmong culture as you spend your last day in Long Lao Mai. You’ll have all morning to immerse in Hmong culture – learn how to cook traditional meals, help villagers work in their rice fields or learn how to weave from masters of the craft.
You have the option of staying for lunch or returning to Luang Prabang after breakfast.
The Eco Bungalow acts as supplemental income for the villagers – 100% of your accommodation fee is circulated back to the community as a form of income for maintaining and working in the Bungalow.
This boutique lodge has 2 private rooms that accommodate up to 4 people.
Each room has:
King size bed
Loft with 2 single mattresses
Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water
Included Travel Services
- English speaking guides
- Meals as indicated and drinks (water, tea, coffee)
- Entrance fees and permissions
- Village fees for home stay
- Bungalow fees
- All transfers
Not Included Travel Services
- Tips for the guides
- Specialty drinks and snacks
- Tiger Trail tours are available every day -
Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.